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Two More Cheetahs Released Into The Wild At Hoedspruit

Tracey Campbell - June 21, 2012

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has released two female cheetahs, a mother and daughter, into the neighbouring Kapama Private Game Reserve.  The cheetahs have been at the centre since April last year, when they were bought to the Centre from the Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape, due to an […] Read More


British Airways Schedule Change For Cape Town Flights

Paul Campbell - June 13, 2012

British Airways has announced that its extra seasonal service between London Heathrow and Cape Town for Winter 2012 will have a schedule change. Revised Cape Town flight schedule from October 28 for the Winter schedule is: BA43 LHR-CPT: departs 17:35, arrives 07:00 Daily B744 Mid J BA42 CPT-LHR: departs 22:20, arrives 08:00 Daily B744 Mid […] Read More


SAA scraps direct London to Cape Town route

Paul Campbell - June 6, 2012

South African Airways is scrapping its direct service from Heathrow to Cape Town ahead of the city’s peak season. All flights will be via Johannesburg from 15th August and all passengers booked on the direct service will either be transferred to the new route or offered a refund. The airline cites increased competition from both […] Read More


Diamond Jubilee public holiday

Paul Campbell - June 1, 2012

Travel Butlers would like to congratulate HM Queen Elizabeth II on reaching her 60th year on the throne. In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of June will be public holidays in the UK and our offices will be closed. We will check emails and telephone messages periodically, however clients who […] Read More


Air Botswana to launch new service between Cape Town and the Okavango Delta

Tracey Campbell - May 13, 2012

Making it easy to combine Cape Town with a safari in the Okavango Delta, Air Botswana are about to launch a new daily direct flight between Maun (MUB) and Cape Town (CPT) with effect from June 01 2012. Maun serves as the gateway to the world famous Okavango Delta, which offers an opportunity for the […] Read More


New Students Enrol In The Singita School of Cooking

Paul Campbell - April 11, 2012

The Singita School of Cooking (SSC) in the Kruger National Park has enrolled its fifth intake of students to commence their training as aspirant chefs. These young men and women from surrounding rural communities on the outskirts of the Park, have shown a real passion for cooking, having been selected for their special aptitude for […] Read More


The Top Rated 5* Safari Lodges By Travel Butlers Clients

Paul Campbell - February 27, 2012

Following on from our review of the top-rated 3* and 4* safari lodges, this time it’s the turn of the 5* properties. Our number monkey has again checked to make sure that we have not included any places that only have a handful of votes as this would skew the results, and the 5* safari […] Read More


The Top Rated 3* and 4* Safari Lodges By Our Clients

Paul Campbell - February 23, 2012

It is the Awards Season in the music and film industries at the moment, so we thought that this would be a good time to have a look at the ratings that our guests have given to the various places they have stayed at over the past year or so and see who comes top […] Read More


Would You Go Swimming With Crocodiles?

Paul Campbell - February 21, 2012

Anyone who saw the fascinating BBC documentary on Sunday where Ben Fogle went swimming with crocodiles in Botswana would have probably had one of two reactions… either “he must be mad!” or “Great! where can I do that??” Just for the record, I am very much in the “he must be mad!” camp….if you live […] Read More


Travel Tip: Avoid The South African School Holidays

Paul Campbell - February 2, 2012

Occasionally we find that it can be difficult to get accommodation in some parts of South Africa during the South African School holidays….after all, it is not only visitors from overseas who want to visit Kruger, Durban or the Garden Route! Given this, we thought it might be useful for people from other countries to […] Read More